Skip to comments.(Vanity): Apparently, Dinesh D'Souza's "America: The Movie" is a hit in Metrowest Boston
Posted on 07/04/2014 4:41:04 PM PDT by Maceman
My daughter's mom saw this movie today in Metrowest Boston.
She told me the theater was only about half full (5:30pm show), but here is what she texted me about it:
"You have to see it!! It will give u hope. Everyone cheered in the end, and I can't stop crying."
Yes, I saw it Wednesday with friends. Not much of a turnout for the matinee, but it was a wonderful movie. Had me in tears in several spots. Every patriot should see it & should drag their commie-loving relatives to see!
If I did see it, I wouldn’t tell you for fear of an IRS audit.
We saw it on Wednesday at 5. Not much of a turnout, since it was midweek and late afternoon. But regardless, it was VERY GOOD. Go see it - uplifting, celebratory, well made. We loved it. Made me furious too - those thugs in DC must go. Tar & Feathers, never a bad idea.
If you’re on FR, then you’re already being scheduled for an audit. ;-)
Hey, I live in Metrowest and I’m going to see it next week. I remember his first movie, Obama 2016 and the theatre was packed!
Just when the left starts to feel comfortable in gaining a foothold on squishing the American sprite ... along comes D’Souza with this outstanding film. A must see.
And imagine that FR is a little drop in the bucket. They’ve got millions pegged.
Not only the thugs in DC. We need to totally destroy the current education establishment & go back to pre-Dewey education. And books like Howard Zinn’s should never be permitted within the walls of any institution that calls itself a school, college or university!
Yes, wasn’t Zinn awful?
They live in America...if they don't like it...return to Africa. We will pay you to do such.
I am hoping the earnings are somewhat comparable to 2016, as we need this genre to thrive and they key to sustainability is profit.
I thought the color saturation was a little high and I wish he would have expanded on the segment regarding Saul Alinsky —the role of this venal insect was so far-reaching for American “progressivism” that Alinsky could merit his own film, really.
I think his phased release strategy and his marketing to church congregations is effective —I saw the movie on the first showing of the first day in my area (which was one day prior to the official release date) but for the first time in 15 years my FreeperShip was suspended and so I could not write the timely film review that this film merited, really terrible luck...
I thought Dinesh handled the felony question perfectly —head-on and direct, no “but I didn’t inhale” shenanigans, which is actually counter-productive.
I did prefer the first film but I think if you are a Conservative but neglect to see this film with all your friends then you are freaking crazy.
And no one ever calls him out for being a ‘former’ communist. He’s deliberately impugning this country to destroy it. He should be charged with treason & hung.
Well done documentary. However, it is just going to preach to the choir. The left can never be swayed by facts and patriotism. Still, it offers hope.
I’m going to see it with my brother on Tuesday.
“”Had me in tears in several spots””
Plan on seeing it tomorrow - early movie. I remember when leaving the theater after seeing his last movie, all of the women were crying walking out of the theater. We weren’t able to speak about it even tho’ we walked to the parking area together.
I saw it in Framingham (Metro West) yesterday, and there were about 12 people in the theater at the 8:10 show, which is actually pretty good for a Thursday.
Here's my review thread from earlier today: My Brief Review of Dinesh D'Souza's "America"
Going tomorrow.......will let you know.
Bring a niece, nephew, grandson or granddaughter. They can be persuaded. The movie will serve as an inoculation against PC history. If you can't do that, then send them a DVD when it's released. Do it anonymously if you have to.
Bring a friend. See the movie. Do whatever you can to support this effort. D'Souza is positioning himself as the Right's version of Michael Moore. We need him!
Black Americans have been taught by self-serving leftists that because there was once slavery in parts of the U.S., there is no such thing as liberty.
The truth is, Progressive Leftists are opposed to individual liberty as defined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The only real complaint they have about chattel slavery in America two hundred years ago is that the slaves were privately owned.
But they get orgasmic over the idea of slavery to the state.
Democrats never pass up on opportunity to tell us why enslavement by the state is for our own protection and our own safety, because life under the anarchy that conservatives want to impose is just too risky and dangerous. We can't have any of that inhumane "on-your-own economics" that conservatives advocate.
Thereby proving that you no longer have to be black to be an Uncle Tom.
Saw it in Oklahoma City Thursday night. The theater was packed. Janitta Swain, who played Madame CJ Walker in the movie, was in the audience.
When it was over - there was a standing ovation for her and the movie.
Guess I’ll have to go see the movie, I just finished the book today.
I had kind of a funny experience (well, at least it was funny to me) with my introduction to Howard Zinn
My departed mother-in-law was, in life, a major-league liberal. She was a community organizer type of liberal. Now, I didn’t know this about her before I married my wife, but it wouldn’t have made a difference to me.
As the years went on, both my viewpoints and her viewpoints became known to each of us and we entered a phase where she would say things deliberately to get a response out of me (or to see if I would just sit and say nothing)
Needless to say, I wasn’t about to sit and get baited by my mother-in-law, so I gave back in like kind when she initiated something. This went on for a relatively short period of time, then we kind of came to a mutual understanding. Neither one of us said a thing, but the understanding was there nonetheless that we would keep the peace by keeping our tongue. Not to say she wouldn’t occasionally poke at me (or me at her) but after that, that was pretty much all it was. I was kind of got the impression she was doing it just to see if I would stand up for myself.
In any case, I received a Christmas present from her one particular year. She knew that I was a history buff, and I read history prodigiously, so it was no surprise to me when I opened one of her Christmas presents and saw a history book. It was a fairly good-sized glossy volume, and I figured I’d put my feet up when I got home and begin reading.
When I got home, I opened the book up and began reading. At first, I was puzzled. What the heck is this? I read little bit further, and got even more perplexed. What the hell kind of book is this? I thought to myself.
I immediately begin skipping through the book, preferentially stopping in key areas in American history. As I reached each section, I would read sometimes only a sentence, or occasionally a paragraph. After I had been through multiple sections in this manner, I stood up angrily and exclaimed screw this piece of crap!
I walked out in the garage and through the book in the trash.
The name of the book was The People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn.
I was appalled. I had never seen a history book quite like that one. I was even more disturbed to find out later that this was an actual textbook used in public school classrooms all over the country. I’m still appalled at that thought.
In retrospect, it popped into my mind almost immediately as I was throwing the book in the trash, that this was perhaps my mother-in-law poking her finger in my eye. After a few more seconds of contemplation, I guessed that was not the case.
Knowing how my mother-in-law shops, particularly for Christmas presents, this book was almost undoubtedly on the bargain bookshelf at the front of the Borders bookstore when she walked in. I’d be willing to bet that she didn’t pay more than a few dollars for, because I doubt you could find it inside the store at regular price.
So, every time I hear the name Howard Zinn, I think of the anti-American far left political screed that was his book, that I had the pleasure to throw into a garbage can.
Or if charity is needed, that it is (EEK!) in God’s name, from (EEK!) churches!
True. But the fact is that there aren't that many leftists. The problem is the apathetic LIVs who hear the leftist platitudes (which are never countered by the RINO politicians) and adopt them without thinking them through.
So I can see where a movie like this could move the needle of public opinion a bit, if word of its existence gets out.
A big "if," I know.
Zinn is of the sort that takes a microscope to every little problem and blows it up into a broad brush accusation. And folks like your MIL love it because the overkill makes them feel so good about having avenged... something.
I wish I could say that only lefties did this.
I saw it today and it is a great documentary. He takes on every America hating claim and destroys it. Then he explains what the radical left is really up to. He destroys Sol Alinsky with his own words on camera from the 60s. Destroys Obama, Obamacare, the IRS, DOJ, and how Alinskyites are destroying America using the gov’t power to do it. Also destroys Hillary and exposes her devotion to Alinsky.
Madame CJ Walker could only happen in America.
I saw it today. Only a handful in the theater but it was a 1230 show and it’s pouring in Boston.
I thought it was great. It explained a lot.
Liberals seek to build a society based on slavery. Wherein we are all slaves to the state.
Alinsky made my blood run cold. This is a WONDERFUL movie, and my wife and I, along with my friend Mary Ann, enjoyed every minute of it. God bless great patriot Dinesh D’Souza. I don’t know how he did it again, but he did it again!
Not showing yet down the road in Lawton. Have no idea why.
Unfortunately, that far-left political screed has been given to 2 million otherwise uninformed university students. It will be very hard to undo the damage done by that man.
African-Americans, by their own hand, have fashioned their very own Obama, economic “slave” bed to lay in!!! That is not going to change...and as such..African-Americans will remain adrift-at-sea for many, many years to come!!! Sad....but so true!!! You can lead a horse to water...but you cannot make him or her drink!!!
Zinn was a hate-filled, garbage individual who has received plenty of support from like putrid minds who helped to spread his shameful “history” of America. The biggest surprise to me, I’m ashamed to admit, is the fact that Hillary Rotten was also mentored by the demonic Saul Alinsky.
Will have to wait for the next week or two to feel the impact of viewership of this great film. This is not strong weekend for any film!!!
All Freepers should turn out and view this film and encourage all other Americans to do exactly the same. Please continue ur input good folks on this site and others!!! We need to make this flick a major box office success!!!
Remember...the more numbers we can put in movie theater seats...the more positive impact this film will have among the general public, who will then turn out in large numbers to see it!!!
My wife and I saw it this afternoon. It was great and I encourage all of you to go. At the end the audience clapped and cheered and stood for the song at the end. It was a great July 4th event. I have to admit that if you love America it will bring more than one tear to your eyes. Also, several facts regarding America’s history were highlighted in the movie.
The per-screen average was $535 for Wednesday and Thursday, which compares with all of the other major releases, from #3 on down. #3/$869, #4/$803, etc.
In daily gross, it placed at #12. Per screen, it places at #9. His movie needs a good opening week to get wider release. Right now it's in limited releasse.
BTW, "America" is the subject of Megyn Kelly's show tonight (7/4).
FRiend, truly -- the choir is bigger than the congregation.
Liberal democrats are the minority. Their candidates are in office because they cheat -- they gin, they manipulate, they harvest, they outright make up votes. They even raise the dead. Guys like Al Franken, Harry Reid, and Obama are in office because fake, ginned votes tipped the balance.
The liberals have to cheat because probably six in ten Americans, real legit legal productive working Americans, object to Obama, Reid, Franken, and all the rest of the liberal left and all the nanny-state tyranny it represents. The only reason these leftist tyrants win is because they cheat -- they have to cheat because they are the minority.
Americans sick of government tyranny need to stop blaming their fellow Americans for "electing these idiots," wake up, and understand that limited government conservatism represents most Americans who are increasingly disenfranchised and demoralized. We must start perceiving the truth.
I saw the film this afternoon with about eight other movie theater patrons. None of us left until the final credits rolled.
As good as the film was, I really enjoyed D’Souza’s take down of the myth of American conquest in the Mexican American War. A badly outnumbered American army drove back the Mexicans and actually occupied Mexico in its entirety before returning North. The USA paid for the land in dispute. It was a thorough rebuttal of the La Raza party line.
Reading the headstones is a very humbling experience.
Just got back from seeing this from Solomon Pond mall - a metro-west theater. Despite the rain, theater was half-full. Robust round of applause from all at the end!
> If I did see it, I wouldnt tell you for fear of an IRS audit.
Don’t pay for a ticket with a credit or debit card - use cash.
Have you ever been in Batavia?
Not only does the U.S. need to go back to pre-Dewey, it needs to go back to a **totally** PRIVATE system of delivering education.
Government SS schools were are progressive idea of the 1800s. Progressives have always controlled teacher training and curriculum development. Progressives have always pushed the the boundaries of society's mores and ethics. Progressives have always pushed for greater and greater secularization and not **celebrate** forcing godlessness on captive children.
Government schools have **always** been a First Amendment and freedom of conscience abomination. It only took one to three generations of government SS schooling to give the nation Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The nation has been swirling down the socialist sewer ever since.
As the fireworks go off to celebrate our freedom, Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘’America’’ has just surpassed Hillary Clinton’s ‘’Hard Choices’’ on Amazon.com’s Bestseller List. God bless America.
The "Ern" part comes from a pal's now dead pet goat who was named Ernie...............I'm a sick bastid, I guess...